#WeekendCoffeeShare – Florence is Gone, Here Comes the Water

cappuccino on table

If we were having coffee, I’d thank everyone who wished us all well last week as Florence was blowing in.  We missed the worst of it, only losing power for a night and most of the next day, but our neighbors to the north didn’t make out as well.

There is a fresh pot in the kitchen.  I can grab you a cup of that, or if you’d rather, there is hot tea.  I can micro some water for that!  That’s really about all we have other than water.  The fridge is kinda bear still from the no power purge last week, but we’ll get restocked fully eventually.

The past week was pretty crazy.  I ended up going to work Saturday night after the power cam back to start a long, long week.  With the hurricane bearing down, they made the decision to shut work down.  Safety first right?  Well, what ensued was a lot of long hours getting things back right so that we could run again.  The weeknights were spent working, and the days spent sleeping.  That was my whole week really, up ’til Friday at eleven o’clock.  Things were back to normal, and I came home for the weekend.  Whew!

Funny thing was that when I got home Friday, I wasn’t tired at all.  After staying up all night every night all week, left me with energy to burn, and so I was up to about 6 am, writing, guitaring, and just messing around.  I slept 5 or 6 hours and then slept well Saturday night.

As you can imagine, not a lot of anything went on until Friday night.  That’s when I posted this week’s #FridayFictioneers, started outlining what I hope to turn into a novel, and stuff.  I wanted to edit another episode of the Warriors serial as there’s a couple written (written during the hurricane), but that hasn’t happened yet.  Hopefully early this week that will be edited and up!

I say hopefully because we’ve got a lot of water on the way.  Flooding is expected for much of the area, and has already started in some places.  Home won’t flood, but work may and if that happens all bets are off.

The flooding is the emergency this week.  Hopefully, it won’t be as bad as they think.  If it is, it’s going to be really bad.  Nothing to do but wait and see though.  Wish us luck!

You guys have a great week!  I’ll try to be back next week so that we can have coffee again.

#WeekendCoffeeShare is an informal weekly link-up that serves as something of a mind-dump for the week.  If there are typos and what-not found here, I apologize, but mind-dump.  I don’t do a lot of editing here as I like that it is more a stream of consciousness type post, normally written while drinking coffee, listening to music, and reflecting on the week gone by.

It is hosted by Eclectic Alli. Check out her post for the week and maybe post a share of your own!


#WeekendCoffeeShare 10-10-2015

If we were having coffee, we would probably still be talking about the weather and the effects of it.  Everything lately goes back to the weather.  I just brewed up a pot and yes it is a little late for it, but no work tomorrow, so coffee!

There’s football on the TV.  Cal at Utah, right now and though I don’t have a preference on who wins, maybe it’ll be a good game.  Speaking of football, my Gamecocks lost another one today.  It would have been a tough game for them anyway, but the travel to LSU didn’t make it any easier, I’m sure.

You see, it was supposed to be a home game, but all that rain that happened last weekend still has things messed up.  Lots of roads in Columbia are still closed, the stadium has no drinkable water, and students haven’t been to class all week.  In short, it’s a mess.  So, earlier in the week, the decision was made to move the game, and so the Gamecocks played a “home” game away.

See how everything goes back to the weather.

Time for another cup, can I get you another?

Ok, that’s better.  Hopefully things will be back to normal soon.  Unfortunately, many have a long way to go to find any normalcy.  Flooding is still very present in some places, even now that the rain has slacked off a bit.  A lot of water is still coming from the upstate and creating havoc down by the coast.

In an effort to get away from the weather, we could talk a little about the movies.  I could tell you about the movie we went to earlier today, Sicario.  Turns out, that sicario means hitman in Mexico.  Who knew?  I mean, except for everyone in Mexico, right?

Anywho, the movie was good, though there wasn’t as much action in it as the trailer may have indicated.  Turns out, there was more drama than action, and that’s fine.  The movie was about several government agencies working against a drug cartel over in Mexico.  Not to give too much away, but the sicario was working with the government, so all sorts of shadyness was afoot.  That’s really all I would be able to tell you about the movie without ruining it.  You are going to see it eventually right?  Yeah, I thought so.  I’ll hush about it.

We could talk a little about writing and this month’s story.  I’ve though lots about it, and I think I know what it will be.  October, being the month of Halloween deserves something a little dark, and I think I have just the thing.  I need to polish it a bit before it’s ready for the public though.  It should be up within the next week.

You’ve got to go?  That’s too bad.  It’s been nice to sit and chat for a while.  If you want, I can get you a cup to take on the road with you.  Come back when you get a chance, and don’t worry, I’ll have a pot on for ya.